If you’ve purchased an appliance for your home or business in the last few years, you’ve probably seen blue labels on certain products declaring them as “ENERGY STAR” rated.
Have you ever wondered what that means, exactly?
The phrase is more common these days among lighting manufacturers, but what do ENERGY STAR rated products have that other appliances or standard products don’t?
According to energystar.gov, “To earn the ENERGY STAR, products must meet strict energy efficiency criteria set by the US Environmental Protection Agency or the US Department of Energy. Since they use less energy, these products save you money on your electricity bill and help protect the environment by causing fewer harmful emissions from power plants.”
ENERGY STAR rated Products Include:
- Light bulbs (CFL’s) that use two-thirds less energy than a standard incandescent bulb and meet additional operating and reliability guidelines
- Office equipment that automatically enter low-power “sleep” mode after a period of inactivity
- Ceiling fans that have easy-access fan speed and light controls, like pull chains, wall-mounted switches, remote controls, and mobile apps. Fans must also provide a way to adjust airflow direction
How Much Money Can You Save with ENERGY STAR?
Consider how much it costs to run your appliances and lighting, not just how much they cost to purchase. Energy-efficient products like light fixtures and ceiling fans save you money on your electric bill by up to 20 percent. Plus, these products help the environment!
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